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HiQ expands in three Swedish cities following the acquisition of Headlight

Earlier this year, HiQ acquired Headlight Group, consisting of Headlight and Relight. This acquisition is an important part of HiQ’s expansion journey and will bring new job opportunities to the cities of Västerås, Örebro and Borlänge due to the great recruitment need. The news comes just weeks after the acquisition was announced and is an important part of HiQ’s effort to become Northern Europe’s leading tech consulting firm.

– We’re so excited to be expanding to Borlänge and in the cities of Örebro and Västerås! This merger enables us to expand further in the Swedish market and bring new jobs to all three cities while also affording us the opportunity to work together with companies in these areas. This is a good step for us on our expansion journey. Let’s go big!, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

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HiQ wins framework agreement with the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education

HiQ wins framework agreement with the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (MYH). The procurement refers to consulting support regarding system development, architecture, and change management.

– So great for HiQ to win this framework agreement, areas in which we are incredibly strong. Contributing with this kind of competence is the core of what we want to do, and the public sector is an important area for us, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

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HiQ & BatteryLoop develop more efficient charging infrastructure

BatteryLoop, a company which gives electric car batteries a second life as energy storage systems, launched an energy storage system in the spring of 2021 which makes it possible, among other things, to build charging infrastructure in places where the electricity grid suffers power shortages. In collaboration with HiQ, BatteryLoop is now developing a digital platform that makes it possible to maximize power in the charging infrastructure. The digital platform enables an estimate as to how long a battery has left to live, thus its economic value in a circular business model.

– It is fantastic that our team is joining BatteryLoop on this journey. Circular business models and sustainability are important to us at HiQ, and it really shows with this project. There is an incredible amount to do to streamline the use of energy in society and this solution is an important contribution to that process, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

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HiQ Sailing Team retains the record in Gotland Runt

Just as the winner in Gotland Runt 2021 sails over the finish line, it’s official that HiQ Sailing Team retains its track record of 27 hours, 4 minutes and 9 seconds, at an average speed of 13.01 knots from the competition in 2019.

– Awesome! Sailing has always been a big part of HiQ's culture, so it feels especially fun that we can keep the record from 2019, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

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HiQ wins procurement of web agency for UKÄ

HiQ wins the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) procurement of a web agency for digital communication services.

- It's great that HiQ wins UKÄ's procurement. This shows HiQ's breadth and expertise in various segments and that we are a strong partner as a web agency in government operations. Fantastic team effort from the team who worked on this, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

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HiQ’s Frends join forces with Visma Connect, entering Dutch market as a first step

Visma Connect, the reporting technology market leader, and HiQ’s integration platform Frends will deliver Frends to Visma Connect’s rapidly growing integration services client base to the Dutch market. 

– It’s great to see Frends expand to even more countries. The demand for integration platforms is increasing and it shows at the speed in which Frends is growing, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

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Gold to HiQ in European Design Awards 2021

HiQ with its design team from Great Apes wins gold in the European Design Awards with Lux Nemus, an interactive projection experience and a part of Metsä Group’s visitor center, Pro Nemus.  

– Incredible that Great Apes wins this award! Fantastic work from the team and great that we get noticed on a European arena, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

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St1 chooses HiQ’s Frends as they extend the collaboration with HiQ to a new area

St1 chooses HiQ’s Frends as the next steppingstone in their long-term partnership with HiQ. Frends will be the company’s new solution for API management and mobile back-end integrations.

– To move even further into our partnership with St1 is a great thing. It proves that we can offer our clients a variation of services, tapping into more areas than just one. This enables us to become an even deeper partner and I’m very happy to see us growing in our partnership with St1, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

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HiQ develops new eskilstuna.se

Eskilstuna municipality chooses HiQ to develop the new eskilstuna.se with the purpose of transforming it into a website based on users’ needs. The website should make it easy for users to find the information they need to get answers to their questions or to carry out errands online. HiQ developed a new design for the website, a completely new search function and in parallel, built in AI to increase the precision. 

– This is a nice project for us at HiQ and a very good collaboration with Eskilstuna municipality with the work on the new eskilstuna.se. Being able to help simplify things for them and their citizens, to create a more accessible Eskilstuna, has been very rewarding especially since they are so happy with their new website, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

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HiQ’s Frends platform in collaboration with Karlskrona showcased at the 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge

HiQ’s integration platform Frends, in collaboration with Karlskrona Municipality (Sweden), and together with the platforms ArcGIS and Abou, has successfully launched a solution that makes it easier to rent somewhere to moor a boat. The project is part of the European Commission’s 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC), which supports 136 cities in the use of advanced technology for intelligent, green and socially responsible recovery.

– It’s really exciting to see our smart Frends platform being used to simplify and improve the lives of people living in Blekinge. And it’s even more exciting to get noticed on the global arena. I’m looking forward to be following this project, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

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Factlab chooses HiQ to develop mobile fact-checking service

At a time when source checking and independent facts are more important than ever, Factlab offers a smart fact-checking service making it easier and more secure to rely on accurate information. As they continue to develop the service, Factlab have now partnered up with HiQ to make it even more accessible and user-friendly – as a mobile service. 

– We continuously strive to improve our product using technology and design, and we are really delighted to be cooperating with Factlab. It is an important service, and we are extremely proud to be a part of its development, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

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Bring Frigo choose HiQ Frends as partner for system integration

Bring Frigo, one of the leading specialists of temperate logistic services in the Nordics, selects HiQ and its integration platform Frends. The aim with the partnership is to simplify and improve the automation of incoming and outgoing customer and supplier orders, both for temperate warehouses and transport logistics.

– We are incredibly proud that Bring Frigo selects HiQ’s Frends as partner to streamline services and provide increased customer value. It is truly fun, and great work of our team in Malmö who have made this a reality, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ. 

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HiQ acquires German digital transformation consultancy Scandio

HiQ aims to become the leading tech consulting company in Northern Europe. An important step to achieve that goal is to enter the German market with the acquisition of the Munich, Augsburg and Berlin-based digitalization consultancy Scandio.

“This is a big step for us and an important moment in HiQ’s history. We are now entering Germany in an awesome manner. Scandio is a digitization powerhouse and has outstanding competencies in IT-consulting, IoT, AI, cloud transformation, and agile software development. Scandio shares the same values in building a business based on strong company culture. I truly welcome the amazing team of Scandio to HiQ – together we will create magic”, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

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Erik Almén joins HiQ to build the Nordic region's best trainee program, HiQ Leap

“We recruit newly graduates directly from the universities, and that will increase even more going forward. We are making a big investment with our HiQ Leap program, which will be launched soon.” HiQ's CEO Sven Ivar Mørch said in an interview for IDG. Erik Almén has now joins to build and run the HiQ Leap program.

“Developers, engineers, creators and leaders who come directly from the university are very competent and, above all, they are trained in the very latest technology. Getting Erik Almén onboard to build up HiQ Leap will be the perfect way to ensure that our trainees get a good start with us,” says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

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HiQ enters partnership for Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) with Ivar Jacobson International

As digitalization rapidly swoops over all companies and organizations, the need for frameworks for agile development becomes critically important. The step-change in capability however, when those principles are scaled, is mind-blowing! At HiQ we are a trusted partner to a vast majority of the large cap companies in the Nordics and we constantly strive to sharpen and develop our expertise in this area. Accordingly, HiQ has partnered up with the godfather of software engineering – Dr Ivar Jacobson – and his great team at Ivar Jacobson International.

“This is an important step in our development. Ivar Jacobson International is truly the epicenter of knowledge and experience in scalable agile development. To cross that with our vast competence in embedded development, digitalization and transformation, will make our offering within Research & Technology and Business Critical IT significantly stronger”, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO and President of HiQ.

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